Lolita in Tehran

Azar Nafisi



Azar Nafisi is Visiting Professor and director of the SAIS Dialogue Project at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. A professor of aesthetics, culture, and literature, she has taught at Oxford University and The University of Tehran, the Free Islamic University and Allameh Tabatabii. She has earned national respect and international recognition for advocating on behalf of Iran’s intellectuals, youth and especially young women. She was expelled from the University of Tehran for refusing to wear the mandatory Islamic veil in 1981, and did not resume teaching until 1987.


Communicatively Constructed Stakeholder Identities: A Critical Ethnography of Cleveland Browns Fan Culture

Barbara Hugenberg



A discussion with Barbara Hugenberg.


Researching a Novel: Communicating with the Dead

Mary Grimm



A discussion with Mary Grimm.



John D’Emilio



John D’Emilio is a historian of gay America.


Trying to Get Comfortable: A Visual Analysis of Public and Private Places

Brian Gran



A discussion with Brian Gran.


Johann-Jakob Rousseau: German Women Writers and Their French Connection

Margaretmary Daley



Home is Not a Friendly Place: A Selection of Video Art from the Collection of the Video-Forum at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

Kathrin Becker



Like never before, in the 60s and 70s the mass media experience was dominated by images of the threatened body confronted with violence. Hence, video art of this early phase did not regard the body as an intact home of the Self. This view was advanced particularly by female artists engaged in the act of mapping the Self. The video screening “Home is Not a Friendly Place” presents positions within video art ranging from the 70s to the immediate present that deal with the internal and external threat to the Self. These works are selected from the collection of the Video-Forum at Neuer Berlin Kunstverein.


The Invention of a Language: Mysticism as Poetry

Florin Berindeanu



A discussion with Florin Berindeanu


The American Tomboy

Renee Sentilles



A discussion with Renee Sentilles.


Not Myself: Women’s Depression and Discourses of Symptoms, Chemistry, and Identity

Kimberly K. Emmons



A discussion with Kimberly K. Emmons.


Moral Visions in Conflict: Israel and Palestinian Ethics

Peter Haas



A discussion with Peter Haas.